'Social Media' Tag Index

Using Social Media For Business: Experts Video
By James Maguire | Article Published June 05, 2015
Three social media leaders discuss strategies and techniques to optimize use of social networking for competitive business advantage.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media, Google +
How Will the Internet of Everything Change Us?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 01, 2014
The Internet of Everything is rising fast. But does it have a dark downside?
Tags: Web, Internet, social media, Internet of everything
It's Time to Bring Back Techno-Optimism
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 20, 2014
The loss of privacy and the constant flood of new gadgets is creating a backlash against technology. But unplugging isn't the answer.
Tags: Facebook, social media, Gadgets, NSA, technology addiction, Edward Snowden
How Twitter Will Grow in 2014
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 06, 2014
Twitter makes its first financial report as a public company as it plots a path forward to build a better Twitter.
Tags: Twitter, social media, microblogging
Will the Facebook Bubble Burst In 2014?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published December 26, 2013
Everybody uses Facebook because everybody uses Facebook. But what happens when they don’t?
Tags: Facebook, social media, google+
Google's 'Social Layer' Now on 2 Million Sites
By Mike Elgan | Article Published December 11, 2013
Google has been talking about a "social layer" for years. Now we know what it looks like.
Tags: social media, advertising, google+
Why You'll Get Google Glass
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 20, 2013
Next-gen apps show why Google’s augmented reality headset won't just be for niche markets.
Tags: social media, google+, Google Glass
Why YouTube Will Love Google+ Comments
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 13, 2013
When Google+ was integrated into YouTube, an epic culture clash erupted. Yet the move reveals much about Google's larger strategy.
Tags: YouTube, social media, google+, video consumption
Azure's Success Shows Microsoft Gaining Ground in Cloud Computing
By Eric Lundquist | Article Published October 28, 2013
NEWS ANALYSIS: The growth and development of Microsoft's Azure cloud services shows that Microsoft is catching up and getting ready to play a leading role in cloud computing.
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon Web Services, SQL, Microsoft, Azure, social media, Hyper-V, hybrid cloud, Ray Ozzie, enterprise infrastructure, Apiphany, Windows Active Directory
Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Launch Newspapers?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 16, 2013
People get their news from social media. Why don't Facebook, Twitter and Google just take over the news business?
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media, google+
Google to Acquire Waze for $1.3B: Report
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published June 10, 2013
The mobile wars heat up as Google seals the deal on Waze's crowdsourced mapping and navigation tech.
Tags: Google, social media, Waze
The New Yahoo is 'Google Lite'. Can It Succeed?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published June 06, 2013
Yahoo appears to be borrowing from Google's playbook. Will the strategy work for the underdog? 
Tags: Facebook, social media, Yahoo, Google +
How to Use Google+ for Business
By James Maguire | Article Published June 03, 2013
Expert advice on how to use Google+ to promote your business: so is it even important to use G+ for business? Or is it still too new to be worth the effort? If a business can focus on only the top one or two techniques for building its G+ traffic, what would they be?
Tags: social media, google+
The Real Social Networking Battle: Isolated vs Integrated
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 22, 2013
Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr raises questions about the future of social media.
Tags: social media, Yahoo, Tumblr
Yahoo Drops $1B for Tumblr, Promises Not to Ruin It
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 20, 2013
Following the deal, Yahoo expects a massive traffic boost by avoiding the fate that befell Flickr.
Tags: social media, Yahoo, Tumblr
Report: Twitter Testing Two-Factor Authentication
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
A high-profile hack on the AP Twitter feed is prompting a closer look at security.
Tags: Twitter, social media, hacking, two-factor authentication
Report: Facebook to Introduce Hashtags
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 15, 2013
The move would bring Facebook into more direct competition with Twitter.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media, hashtags
Pew: Twitter Doesn't Reflect Public Opinion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 05, 2013
Tweeters tend to express negative opinions about almost everything.
Tags: Twitter, social media, Pew
Defense Contractor Software Uses Social Media to Track People's Movements
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 11, 2013
A video from Raytheon shows how governments could use its "RIOT" software for intelligence gathering.
Tags: software, social media, analytics, government, defense
Twitter Acquires Social Analytics Firm Bluefin Labs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 06, 2013
Bluefin helps analyze what people are saying about TV shows in social media.
Tags: Twitter, social media, analytics, merger and acquistion activity
The Trouble with Facebook's Graph Search
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 16, 2013
Graph Search offers a more powerful version of everything Facebook already is, which might not be good news.
Tags: Facebook, search, social media
Understanding Facebook's Monopoly
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 28, 2012
Anti-trust regulators are living in the past. Here's why Facebook is technology's number-one monopoly.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media, LinkedIn, google+
Superstorm Sandy Knocks Out Data Centers, Websites
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 30, 2012
Gawker, Buzzfeed, and the Huffington Post reported storm-related outages.
Tags: outage, social media, websites, downtime, data centers, Storm
Social Media vs. Big Data Analytics in US Presidential Election
By Rob Enderle | Article Published October 15, 2012
Neither side has mastered the full potential of combining these two emerging technologies.
Tags: social media, big data, big data analytics
The Social Smart Watch: A Timely Idea
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 03, 2012
Forget the Facebook phone. Facebook needs a watch. So does Google and Twitter.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Twitter, social media
Facebook's and Twitter's Dirty Little Secret
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 05, 2012
Don’t tell anyone, but a shockingly high percentage of social activity is fake.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media
Facebook Has More Than 83 Million 'Fake' Users
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 02, 2012
The company believes 9 percent of its 955 million accounts may not be "real" users.
Tags: Facebook, social networking, social media, advertising
Google Acquires Social Ad Start-Up Wildfire
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 01, 2012
Sources say Google paid about $250 million for the acquisition.
Tags: Google, social media, advertising, merger and acquistion activity
Facebook Users not as Satisfied as Google+ Users
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 18, 2012
In a customer satisfaction survey, Facebook scored dead last in a ranking of top social media services.
Tags: Facebook, social media, Customer satisfaction, google+
Once a Social Media Star, Digg Sells for $500,000
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 13, 2012
Development firm Betaworks will acquire the site that was once valued at $160 million.
Tags: website, social media, Digg, mergers and acquisitions
Gartner: 60 Percent of Firms Plan Increase in Staff Social Media Snooping by 2015
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 29, 2012
More companies plan to monitor Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for security reasons.
Tags: security, social media, Surveillance
The 10 Biggest Social Media Lies
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 24, 2012
Forget what you know about Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The truth doesn't match the myths.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media
Sources: Google Is Close to Buying Meebo
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 14, 2012
Rumor says Google will buy the social technology company for $100 million.
Tags: Google, social media, Meebo, merger and acquistion activity
Gartner Says Half of Enterprises Are Wasting Money on Social Media
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 07, 2012
Analysts advise companies to tie their social media efforts to specific business goals.
Tags: social media, Enterprise
Why Governments and Corporations Fear Social Media
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 02, 2012
Social media connects everyone to everyone and makes communication many-to-many.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Apple, social media
Facebook Learns that You CAN Buy Love (It Costs $1 Billion)
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 11, 2012
Facebook's acquisition of Instagram reveals how tech companies are wooing users.
Tags: Facebook, social media, acquisition, Instagram
Tech Comics: "The Internet of Things"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published March 16, 2012
What happens when your very own coffee machine acts like a longtime Web user?
Tags: social media
As Privacy Concerns Grow, More Social Media Users Are "Unfriending"
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 24, 2012
A new survey finds that more women than men are keeping their social media profiles private and culling their contact lists.
Tags: privacy, social media, survey
How Google Makes the Web Worldwide
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 22, 2012
Google Translate is changing the nature of personal and business interactions on an international basis.
Tags: Google, social media, google+
Why Critics of Google's New Social Search are Wrong
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 19, 2012
Claims that Google's new 'Search, plus Your World' is unfairly boosting Google's own service, and that the new service lessens search results, are decidedly wrong-headed.
Tags: social media, google+, Search plus Your World
Social Media Monitoring Tools: Buying Guide
By Jeff Vance | Article Published November 23, 2011
As your IT organization evaluates social media monitoring solutions for Data Loss Prevention, here are five questions you should consider.
Tags: security, social networking, social media, data loss prevention, monitoring, DLP
Social Media Trumps Salary in the Workplace
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 03, 2011
New study from Cisco find some surprising results in how millennials view the need for social media at work.
Tags: social media, Cisco, millennials
Integrating Social Media with CRM Apps
By Larry Marion | Article Published September 19, 2011
New book predicts linking social networking sentiment analysis with enterprise apps will be standard operating procedure.
Tags: enterprise software, CRM, social media
UK Riots: Government Mulls Social Media Controls
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 11, 2011
David Cameron is considering whether the government can shut down access to Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry Messenger.
Tags: social media
How 'Social Business Intelligence' Can Help Your Business
By Linda Cole | Article Published March 23, 2011
A Forrester research analyst discusses the convergence of several key knowledge management trends.
Tags: business intelligence, business intelligence software, social media, Enterprise IT, business analytics software
How to Fail at Social Media (Hint: Never Listen)
By James Maguire | Article Published February 15, 2011
How to Fail at Social Media (Hint: Never Listen)
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media, LinkedIn
LinkedIn's Groups Opens Up to the Wider Web
By David Needle | Article Published December 20, 2010
Content from the new LinkedIn Open Groups is available to non-LinkedIn members.
Tags: social networking, search engine, social media, LinkedIn, Open Group
Twitter in Use by 8% of Americans: Pew
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 09, 2010
Venerable research organization offers revealing look at the user base of the popular microblogging service.
Tags: Twitter, social networking, social media, microblogging, Pew Research Center
Managing Your Social Media Mess
By James Maguire | Article Published December 07, 2010
Managing Your Social Media Mess
Tags: Facebook, social media
VC Spending Slumps in 3Q But Software Still On Top
By Larry Barrett | Article Published November 05, 2010
Latest venture capital spending figures show the U.S. economy is still in a significant malaise but software firms did manage to garner the lion's share of seed money.
Tags: software, wireless, social media, venture capital, VC
Facebook Retools With Focus on User Control
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 07, 2010
Leading social networking site unveils sweeping set of changes aimed at forging closer group connections, expanding users' control over their information.
Tags: Facebook, social networking, privacy, social media, Facebook marketing
Why I Still Believe In Google Me
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 15, 2010
Google understands Facebook's Achilles heel, and will likely soon move to exploit this weakness with a solution of its own.
Tags: Facebook, social network, Google, Social Networking Tools, social media
Google Continues Social Buying Spree With SocialDeck
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 31, 2010
Acquisition of mobile gaming firm marks Google's fifth buy of the month, continuing the search giant's expansion in the social arena.
Tags: Facebook, Google, social networking, social media, social media marketing
Who Says Social Networking Is a Young Man's Game?
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 30, 2010
In a clear sign that social technology has gone mainstream, new report from the Pew Internet Project finds that the portion of Americans 50 or older using social networking sites has nearly doubled over the past year.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social networking, social media, Pew Research Center
Facebook Launches Location-Based Service
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 19, 2010
The social networking giant takes the wraps off Facebook Places, a new feature that taps into the growing trend of location-based social features.
Tags: Facebook, social networking, social media, location-based services, location based
IT Comes in Second Among Employers Using Social Media
By David Needle | Article Published August 18, 2010
In a new survey by CareerBuilder, over one-third of employers said they're using social media to promote their organizations. IT was high on the list, but guess which industry came in first?
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social networking, IT Jobs/Salary, social media
How Does Social Media Affect the Enterprise?
By Sonny Discini | Article Published August 06, 2010
By combining all of a staff member's friends, colleagues and family members into one cohort, social networks create new challenges.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, IT manager, social media, Enterprise
Social Networks Trounce Email in Study
By David Needle | Article Published August 03, 2010
American's are spending far more time on social networks like Facebook than email. In fact, email came in third place in the Nielsen survey, behind another popular online activity.
Tags: Facebook, social network, email, Twitter, social media
Is Twitter Less Secure Than E-mail?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 30, 2010
New research takes a look at the Twitter crime rate, which is on the rise, but might not be as bad as one would think.
Tags: security, email, Twitter, social media, email security
Help! We're Drowning in Social Media
By James Maguire | Article Published July 21, 2010
Help! We're Drowning in Social Media
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Apple, social media, antenna, toyota
Socialtext Connect a Missing Link for Enterprise Apps?
By David Needle | Article Published June 17, 2010
Latest feature to the social media platform aims to surface content from other enterprise apps.
Tags: blogs, ERP, social media, enterprise apps, enterprise applications
Can Microsoft Beat Facebook?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 05, 2010
Microsoft’s new social media platform, Spindex, could become a leading social site, especially for business users. Or it could fail miserably.
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, social media, LinkedIn
Is the Enterprise Ready for Social Webcasting?
By David Needle | Article Published April 19, 2010
New service from ON24 lets you add real-time comments, tweets, update blogs and tap other social media during a Webcast.
Tags: Twitter, social media, Webcasting, Social Webcasting, ON24
Socialcast Adds BlackBerry, SharePoint Integration
By David Needle | Article Published April 01, 2010
Latest version of activity feeds service brings Twitter-like features to BlackBerry and SharePoint.
Tags: Twitter, social media, Socialtext, Socialcast, Salesforce Chatter
Twitter Gives Home Page a Dynamic Redesign
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 30, 2010
Twitter gives itself a makeover as it looks to showcase the value of real-time information and shed the perception that it's just about status updates.
Tags: social network, messaging, Twitter, social media, real-time
FTC Raps Weak Privacy in the Cloud, Social Media
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 18, 2010
Commission officials remain adamant that the current privacy regime isn't working and have harsh words for vendors like Google. They also remain coy about action they will take following Wednesday's third and final privacy workshop.
Tags: cloud computing, security, privacy, social media, FTC
Twitter Takes Geo-Location Feature Live
By David Needle | Article Published March 12, 2010
Now you can let the twitterverse know where you're tweeting from. But why?
Tags: Twitter, Social Networking Tools, social media, Geo-location, Geo-tagging
Awareness Console Helps Biz Manage Social Networks
By David Needle | Article Published March 12, 2010
The new Awareness Social Marketing Hub is designed to help businesses leverage multiple social networks without a lot of heavy lifting.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media, Twitter feed, Awareness
Socialtext 4.0 Filters Twitter-Like Signals
By David Needle | Article Published March 03, 2010
Latest version of Socialtext includes filtering and search for its Signals microblogging feature along with new Collaborative Groups and "presence" indicator.
Tags: Twitter, social networking, social media, Socialtext
Twitter Boasts 70,000 Apps
By David Needle | Article Published March 03, 2010
Biz Stone, co-founder of the popular microblogging service, notes the growth of the company and the launch of its first developer event.
Tags: social networks, Twitter, social media, Twitter feed
Businesses Go Multiplatform for Social Media
By David Needle | Article Published February 26, 2010
A cross-section of companies in a recent survey say they are supporting eight different social media platforms on average. Which are most effective?
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media, Cisco, LinkedIn
Five Gmail Labs Features Get the Axe
By David Needle | Article Published February 25, 2010
Google also 'graduates' six new features to standard Gmail that had been part of ongoing test program.
Tags: Google, Social Networking Tools, social media, Gmail, google buzz
Why Google Buzz Isn't Buzzworthy
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 10, 2010
Google Buzz’s list of features appears attractive, yet the actual implementation offers the worst of two platforms.
Tags: social networks, Google, social networking, social media, google buzz
CES 2010: Enterprises Tweet Their Way to Marketing Gold, Grief
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 07, 2010
Twitter has changed the game for enterprise marketing and public relations teams, forcing companies to take control of their online image before everyone else does.
Tags: Twitter, social networking, social media, CES, tech blogs
Here Comes Shirky, Who Is No Jerky
By Chris Nerney | Article Published August 12, 2009
Here Comes Shirky, Who Is No Jerky
Tags: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, social media, MySpace, Clay Shirky

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